GrowVeg-LogoThe GrowVeg Vegetable Garden Planner is such a useful tool that will help anyone plan their garden. If you love gardening and have, like myself, just dug up the dirt, planted vegetables here and there and wait for mother nature to take it’s course, then the Garden Planner is for YOU. There is a plethora of helpful information that I had no knowledge of such as how much spacing each plant requires and more importantly  what plants you should place together. Getting started is EASY as 1-2-3.

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Just visit the GrowVeg website here Select Get Started and you are on your way to YOUR perfect garden.

You even get a 30 Day Trial period to decide if the Garden Planner is right for you!!!!

Once you have signed up you will receive and email with your Garden Planner Activation Code in which you will be prompted to input that code upon your first time logging into the Garden Planner app.

Once you have logged in for the first time, you will receive the first of two emails. The first email being an introduction to the GrowVeg Garden Planner with instructions and various helpful links to get you started.

GrowVeg-1st of 2 emails

 

GrowVeg wants you to get the best experience and use out of their Garden Planner as you possibly can. The second email that you will receive is full of informative videos and other pertinent and important information to make your gardening experience as best and as fruitful as it can be.

GrowVeg-2nd of 2 emails

 

Now that you are all set up, you can now begin to plot your way to vegetable growing greatness!!

For my garden, I chose a plot size 20ft(L) x 30ft(W). I chose this size as it was most beneficial for me to showcase on the screen with the whole garden in view.

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Once I completed sizing my garden, I began to select what I was going to plant. I love watermelon, cucmbers and well pretty much everything veggie. Selecting what items to plant next to each other was easy. Each plant is assigned a colour. Plants that have the same colour that highlights the exclamation mark showcased beside each plant are the ones that you can safely plant next to each other. You will notice that I have selected Watermelon. Information regarding each plant is at your fingertips. Simply by clicking on the plant and exclamation mark will give you all the details about that particular plant species. An encyclopedia of knowledge with the click of a mouse. No need to google for information when you are using the GrowVeg Vegetable Garden Planner app!!!

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With such a variety of plants to choose from (actually over 200 vegetables) it took me a while but i finally decided on what species I wanted in my garden. The best part is, you just click the mouse on the veggie, place the pointer in the area of your garden and drag. The app automatically adjusts for spacing and how many plants can fit into that area. Okay, so I may change things up a bit. You can edit your planner at any time and save your progress along the way.

My GrowVeg Garden

 

Your GrowVeg Vegetable has the capacity to look like this!!! Isn’t that amazing! You can add compost piles, walkways and even have separate smaller garden patches. You have the ability to select traditional row planting, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening.

GrowVeg-Garden

 

The possibilities are endless!! Now I won’t kid you, it took me a little bit to get used to what icon does what. I forgot a few times as well but that was okay as the GrowVeg Vegetable Garden Planner has an instructional video that you can refer to at any time to refresh your memory.

The piez de resistance:  The Garden Planner adapts to your own area’s weather patterns by using their own database of over 5000 weather stations. You can print your own personalized planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them.

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Additionally, twice a month you will receive email reminders of what needs planting from your garden plans

This feature is a great addition that you will surely love: Organize which crops will follow on from others using the succession planting feature and see how your garden will look for each month of the year. Also you can add customized varieties with their own unique spacing and planting dates.

The GrowVeg Vegetable Garden is a journal as well!!! You can add notes to your plants and plans to track how they grow.

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~ Christine